Through the well-established three core pillars of Relationships, Respect and Opportunities, the Reconciliation Australia endorsed RAP sets out a framework that demonstrates football’s long-term commitment to action that strengthens relationships with First Nations peoples and guides our efforts towards reconciliation awareness, growth, and change.
The sport’s first national Reflect RAP has been developed in collaboration with the National Indigenous Advisory Group (NIAG), the Football Australia RAP Working Group and internal and external stakeholders.
The key commitments of action in the Reflect RAP include:
- Building internal capacity for decision making through community-centred guidance from Football Australia’s National Indigenous Advisory Group
- Establish and strengthen mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and organisations.
- Implementing best practice strategies to showcase First Nations Football Community and the pioneers of the game
- Implement strategies that increase understanding, value and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, knowledge and rights through cultural learning. across Football Australia and supporting personnel
- Creating and implementing strategies to improve employment outcomes by increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment, retention and professional development.
- Increase more opportunities for Indigenous procurement and partnerships
Download a copy of the Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan from the Football Australia Website.